Olympic silver and gold medals are at least 92.5% silver, with the gold medals plated with at least 6 grams of pure gold. Bronze medals are made from copper-tin alloys. Recent medals have weighed 200 to nearly 600 grams.
Gold and silver medals are worth approximately $800 and $500, respectively. Bronze medals are worth around $3. Other than the medals, the IOC does not distribute prize money.
The gold, silver and bronze medals of the 1964 Olympic Winter Games (Olympic
Museum). ... 1 Military origins; 2 Competition medals; 3 Olympic Games; 4 Other
gold medal awards; 5 See also; 6 Notes an...
Olympic gold medals are actually 92.5% silver! They have a thin covering of 6
grams of gold. Although the medals have to be at least 3mm thick and 60mm
Jul 24, 2012 ... Abebe, who hailed from Ethiopia, won the gold medal for the marathon in the
1960 Rome Olympics. He was the first African to win a gold, and ...
Jul 18, 2012 ... As it is said, it is every athlete's dream to win an Olympic medal, how many of us
are aware of the facts that go into making medals? With 10 ...
Each medal must be at least three millimeters thick and 60 millimeters in
diameter. Also, the gold and silver Olympic medals must be made out of 92.5
Aug 2, 2012 ... Bonus Facts: Strict guidelines are set for the minting of Olympic medals. For
instance, for gold medals the silver must be 92.5% pure silver (with ...
An Olympic gold medal is almost 99% silver. The first-place medal is actually 550
grams of silver covered with a thin layer of gold (6 grams)! A silver medal is far ...
Feb 23, 2014 ... Russia won 13 gold medals in Sochi, two more than runner-up Norway. Overall,
Russian athletes won 33 medals, five more than the United ...
Feb 16, 2014 ... In the 90-year history of the Winter Olympics, no gold-medal leader has ever
finished worse than third in the overall medal count.